What is Lent?

What is Lent?

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Lent is largely a Catholic belief but other religions such as Protestant tend to celebrate it as well.

?Although Lent varies between each person, it is a time when people fast starting on ash Wednesday.

The fasting lasts for 40 days and it is a spiritual preparation for Easter.

These 40 days represent the days that Jesus spent wandering the desert with no food.

During the time of Lent people traditionally practice giving up something that they love todo or eat as a form of sacarifice.

For the people that are dedicated to Lent there are some rules that are needed to be followed during these 40 days.

Fasting is to take place on ash Wednesday and every Friday. Fasting means you are only allowed 2 snacks and 1 small meal. No meal on Fridays are to include meat. These meals should not be indulgent. Bad habits like swearing or indulgences like sweets, should be given up while good habits should be acquired.

Student, Kendall Dempsey stated, “I am giving up sweets for Lent. I eat too many, so I’m hoping giving them up will make me healthier.”

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